severe weather

"LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of disaster for Ionia County, two weeks after an EF-1 tornado cut through Portland and its surrounding community." (MLive)

"PORTLAND, MI — A severe thunderstorm warning covered much of Ionia County, including Portland, roughly 10 minutes after an EF-1 tornado touched down there Monday. For its residents, the message came too late — and it wasn't a tornado warning." (MLive)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo County escaped significant damage after spending nearly an hour Monday night under a tornado warning, however, the National Weather Service is warning that heavy rainfall from the storm is expected to cause flooding in several areas." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTLAND – Many downtown buildings, churches and more than 50 homes were damaged but no one was injured when a tornado ripped through the city about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Jim Maczko of the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids said the tornado was an EF-1 with winds up to 100 mph." (Lansing State Journal)

Some offices performing critical functions will remain open

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